Friday, December 13, 2013

New Hampshire opinion on legal cloud computing

The New Hampshire Bar Association is the latest state to issue an advisory ethics opinion on the use of cloud-computing by attorneys. And once again, a win for the consensus.

In Ethics Opinion 2012-13/4, the state's ethics committee adopted "the consensus among states that a lawyer may use cloud computing consistent with his or her ethical obligations, as long as the lawyer takes reasonable steps to ensure that sensitive client information remains confidential."

The reasonableness standard has met with approval from the eleven other states that have considered the issue. Drawing upon these opinions, the New Hampshire opinion provides a helpful checklist of issues for an attorney considering the cloud to consider.

Here on Online Legal Software, we are happy to discuss any security concerns you have regarding use of the cloud - put simply, you can trust us with your data. With over 20 years experience serving the legal community as part of CompleteLaw, we understand the unique needs and concerns of attorneys.

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